Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Almost Turkey Day!

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have never a lump.

May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2008

As Visions of Pumpkin Pie Danced in my Head

Last night, I dreamt I ate a whole pumpkin pie...and it was delicious. Here is a little fun fact about pumpkin pie:

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long. It was baked on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon, 2 pounds of pumpkin spice and 250 pounds of crust.

Thanksgiving is 10 days away. I can't believe it! When I was just a kiddo, it seemed like the holidays took FOREVER to get here. Now, I'm kinda an adult and they get here fast! I'm so excited! I love the holidays. The first thing I will do on Thanksgiving morning is watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Did you know Felix the Cat was the first balloon introduced into the parade in 1927 and was completely filled with air!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gluttony is 2 weeks away!

"I love Thanksgiving turkey... it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts."
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've been Tagged?

My Cousin Lindsey "tagged" here I go!

"8 Things"

8 TV Shows I love to watch:
1. The Office
2. Brothers and Sisters
3. Extreme Home Makeover
4. Gossip Girls
5. Heroes
6. Private Practice
7. Grey's Anatomy
8. 30 Rock

8 Favorite Restaraunts:
1. Osaka
2. Cheesecake Factory
3. P.F. Chang's
4. This little Italian restaurant in San Diego
5. This little Italian restaurant in Venice
6. This French Vietnamese Cuisine restaurant in Chicago
7. Noodles Factory
8. Abuelo's

8 Things that happened today:
1. Woke up at 6 a.m.
2. Showered
3. Drank coffee with my parents
4. Said goodbye to my parents...see you in 2 weeks!
5. Got car sick on my way into work (I carpool...enough said).
6. Talked to co-workers about the bad economy and future of the agency
7. Got depressed about no raises, possible no bonuses, possible no 401(k), possible layoffs and the thought of having to work on Christmas Eve.
8. Ate my emotions with a tasty brownie

8 Things I'm looking forward to:
1. Knitting lessons this weekend
2. Thanksgiving with my family
3. My birthday
4. Christmas with my family
5. Seeing Blake in 1 month and 1 week
6. Having 11 days off for Christmas break
7. Eating lunch
8. Sleeping in my new flannel sheets tonight

8 Things on my Wish List:
1. New tires
2. A Christmas Bonus so I can pay off my property tax
3. Contact Lenses
4. Money to buy Christmas presents for Blake, parents and family
5. License Plate Renewal stickers for 2009
6. A raise
7. A promotion
8. Time with Family

8 People I tag:
1. Blake
2. Mom
3. Dad
4. Jenny Q.
5. Mary G.
6. Julie A.
7. Janelle
8. Jeff


Friday, November 7, 2008


The following post is no joke:

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a charity event held during November each year.

At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo (Australian slang for moustache), raising money and awareness along the way for men's health and the fight against prostate cancer.

The Movember Foundation is an Australian based, not for profit, charitable organization that implements the Movember event each year across the globe.

The Movember event creates awareness around men's health issues and raises funds for carefully selected beneficiary partners in each country that are also charitable organizations, with a focus on prostate cancer.

Since its inception as a formal charity in 2004, Movember has raised over $29 million (USD) globally and is continuously working to increase awareness of prostate cancer within the community and change the attitude men have about their health.

Movember's beneficiary partner in the United States is the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer. Founded in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $350 million and provided funding for more than 1,400 research projects at nearly 150 institutions worldwide. All funds raised by Movember in the US stay in the US and go directly to the PCF.

The PCF has a simple, yet urgent goal: to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer.

If you want to help increase awareness for prostate cancer and grow a sweet "Mo" then go to

In other words, Grow a Stache, Save the Balls.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Baby, its gettin' cold outside!

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
~ Emily Bronte

I think today might be the last of the Indian Summers we've been experiencing...It was 60 degrees and sunny when I woke up this morning, but when I drive home tonight it will be in the 50s and a possible chance of snow in the evening! Oh, dear. I've really enjoyed the 70 degree weather accompanied by sunny days, red and gold leaves and a slightly chilly breeze. But the weather man says that it will all be changing by tonight. I'm just not ready for this change in weather, so I'm putting my foot down and saying, "No!" I'll let you know how that works out.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

"Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason."

What an awesome day to be an American in a country where we have the freedom to exercise our right to vote. I am proud to say that I have voted in every election (the past 2) ever since I turned the legal age to vote. As I stood in line today at 5:30 a.m. to cast my ballot, I was touched by the long line of Americans standing with me waiting to vote. People were discussing politics in line and expressing their excitement and hope for this election. And to think that in some countries, people aren't even allowed to express their religious views let alone vote for their country's leaders.

One thing is for sure, no matter who wins this election, history will be made for either Women and African-Americans. Women fought 70 years for the right to vote! Even after the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, some women were still arrested and jailed for attempting to exercise their right to vote! And African Americans fought long and hard for their rights. In 1869, the 15th Amendment was passed allowing all men the right to vote. It stated simply that "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

"At all times, day by day, we have to continue fighting for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom from want… from these are things that must be gained in peace as well as in war." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

So, get out and vote! What are you waiting for??